October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Many business owners feel as though they do not have “a stake in that fight” and simply shrug it off. But if you’re reading this, then that means that you’re not the average business owner. I hope that I’m right, because with modern business depending on IT and its security, business owners can no longer afford to be passive about their IT infrastructure.
Many business owners I talk to about IT tell me that they’re “too small” or “too unimportant” to be a victim of a cyber-crime. “Hackers have better targets than my business,” they reason, so they neglect any security for their business at all. This is akin to ignoring your tax and credit card debt and believing that they will go away on their own.